Scott HorsfallChief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Scott Horsfall manages all aspects of the LGMA’s day-to-day operations, and provides vision and direction for the organization. Scott has over thirtyyears of experience in the agricultural industry including leadership roles for California Grown, the California Kiwifruit Commission and the California Table Grape Commission.
April WardMarketing Director
April Ward oversees LGMA communications and focuses on trade outreach and brand management. With fifteen years’ experience working in communications and ten years immersed in agriculture, April enjoys helping people understand all the work that goes into moving food safely from the farm to their fork.
Mike VillanevaTechnical Director
Mike Villaneva manages the LGMA’s technical programs, including industry technical outreach, involvement with food safety research, and data analysis. He comes to the organization with over twenty years experience in the public and private agriculture sectors working with food safety training and regulatory inspections. He is also taking the lead on creating the LGMA’s comprehensive LGMATech food safety training program.
Amarachi OkemiriMember Services and LGMA Tech Director
Amarachi Okemiri manages relationships with LGMA members and works with the Technical Director on building the LGMA Tech Training Program. She holds a BS in Biochemistry from CSU, Sacramento, and an MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. Before joining the LGMA she was involved with the “Farm to Fork Capital” initiative in Sacramento.
Jonathan FieldCompliance Officer
As the LGMA’s Compliance Officer, Jonathan Field reviews each LGMA food safety audit, assigns violation levels for any non-conformities and reviews and approves all Corrective Action Plans. Jon has an expansive resume from the agricultural industry which includes twenty years with the California Tree Fruit Agreement, fourteen of those years as CEO.